Source: Government of Cook Islands
The Labour and Consumer Inspectorate will restart the Workplace Induction sessions starting this month. The first session is scheduled for Wednesday 31st August 2022. Thereafter, sessions will be held on every last Wednesday of the month. All are welcomed to attend the sessions at the Ministry of Internal Affairs conference room from 09:00 am to 11:00 am. For Pa Enua stakeholders, the respective INTAFF officers will relay the induction sessions as requested by the community.
The workplace induction aims to prevent, improve and address any unfair working conditions, in particular the ongoing exploitation of workers. Knowing more about our working rights and obligations helps us work better together and continuously improve our work environment and relationships. By attending one of our induction sessions, Employers can also better prepare their contracts and policies for their business, as a preventative way to avoid employment disputes.
Employees learn their rights and obligations, understand their contracts, raise their concerns and clarify any misunderstandings. Not only does the Induction assist businesses and workers to understand and follow the employment laws, it will also provide guidance on how to keep the workplace environment healthy and safe. It will also raise awareness on how to address workers compensation claims for workplace-related injuries and illness. In addition, the inspectors will clarify the obligations and rights around the provision of services and goods following the consumer and fair trading laws.
It is a good opportunity to address any issues in a safe and confidential space. So come along and join us for an informative and interesting session.
See you there ! Kua Mako !
Any enquiries can be made to the Labour and Consumer Services,
Ministry of Internal Affairs on 29370